From July 14 - 18, Dan Patitucci and his team will cross the Swiss Alps from West to East on road bikes. Beginning in Chamonix, France, the route traverses Switzerland via eleven major passes before it finishes atop the mighty Passo Stelvio on the Italian border.
Europe's largest subterranean lake that can be sailed upon lies between Sion and Sierre. The water grotto is easily accessible and there is a boat tour for viewing it. The guides on the boat tell visitors about the history of the cave and its geology.
For centuries the ownership of salt mines meant wealth and power. The salt deposits at Bex, discovered in the 15th century, are still mined today. The salt mines are accessible to visitors, a museum depicts the mining of salt from 1684 to the present.